Home > School and Learning > By Subject > Reading and Language Arts > Reading Difficulties > Improving Reading Skills in Middle School
|

Expert Iconexpert advice MORE

Improving Reading Skills in Middle School

Elementary School Expert Advice from Barbara Potts

Q: I'm in seventh grade. I read slowly and I don't understand what I read. What can I do?

A: Talk first with your parent(s) about your concerns. They can help you talk with your teacher and with your school counselor about your reading. You may be able to get some testing and extra help with reading at school, or your parents may get some tutoring for you outside the school.

You are really smart to be concerned about your reading and to want to get help with it. As you move into higher grades, reading will be more and more important, and you will want to be able to read the best you can.

More on: Expert Advice

Barbara Potts has worked as an elementary school counselor for many years. She has a BA in psychology from Wake Forest University, and an M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


Please note: This "Expert Advice" area of FamilyEducation.com should be used for general information purposes only. Advice given here is not intended to provide a basis for action in particular circumstances without consideration by a competent professional. Before using this Expert Advice area, please review our General and Medical Disclaimers.

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Join BIC on our mission to save handwriting and Fight For Your Write! Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity. Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com to sign our petition to save handwriting!

7 Fun Driveway and Sidewalk Games for Kids
Looking for classic outdoor games kids can play in the driveway or on the sidewalk, just like the good ol' days? From hopscotch to bubble-blowing contests, there's something for all ages!

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Best Sun Safety Practices for Babies
Follow these sun safety practices for babies to ensure your little one stays safe on the beach and on sunny days all year long.